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Stories from Friday, March 12, 2010

North Putnam Cadet Guard competing at regionals (03/12/10)
ROACHDALE -- The 16 young women who make up the North Putnam Middle School Cadet Guard began the season on a quest for gold. Now that they have it, they are hoping to add even more impressive honors to their resumé. The guard has been in existence for only two years, and only four members have been in it for both years. They have performed their 3-minute, 45-second routine, "Emerald Forest," in four contests this season. They have earned three silver ratings and their first-ever gold rating...
Just a Taste (03/12/10)
Taste of Home chef Dana Elliott prepares a dish during Taste of Home Cooking School at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Event sponsors were the Banner Graphic, Shuee & Sons and Kroger.
Be prepared when severe weather strikes (03/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Governor Mitch Daniels has proclaimed March 14 to 20 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana BroadcastersAssociation, the American Red Cross and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on March 17 between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. and between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m...
GCSC teachers working toward professional learning community (03/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Since Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett took office in January 2009, several changes concerning education in Indiana have taken place. One of those changes is that schools are no longer allowed to give teachers half-days for professional development...
Avon woman charged with forgery, fraud (03/12/10)
Indiana State Police detectives have filed charges against an Avon woman after investigating a complaint alleging forgery, fraud, theft and identity deception. In early September 2008, First Sgt. Scott Stockton received information from Carol Hawkins stating that she and Jane Melkey, 45, of Avon were partners in a business known as Maid to Order. ...
A Day at the Statehouse (03/12/10)
Greencastle High School juniors Diane Wokoun and Lauren Kenney recently served as Indiana House pages during the 2010 session of the Indiana General Assembly. As pages, students 13 years and older spend the day gaining a greater understanding about state government and how laws are made. Pictured with Wokoun and Kenney is State Rep. Nancy Michael.
Greencastle 7th graders fall to Knights (03/12/10)
BRAZIL -- The North Clay seventh-grade girls' quest for a perfect season ended successfully Thursday night, as they earned a hard fought 27-18 win over Greencastle. While their record was perfect, the Knights were anything but Thursday. It appeared they would coast to an easy win, as their dominant defense and fast paced offense helped them jump out to a 10-2 lead at the end of the first quarter...
GMS swimmers sweep Tuttle (03/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Middle School swim team scored two wins over Tuttle Thursday. The girls' team won 129-57, while the boys' won 102-75. Sydney Cassida won the 200 and 400 freestyle to lead GMS with two wins. Also picking up wins Emily Wheeler (100 IM), Quinci Miller (50 freestyle), Rosio Gomez (50 butterfly), Rachel Custis (100 freestyle) and Libby Brush (100 breaststroke)...
GMS 8th graders fall to North Clay (03/12/10)
BRAZIL -- The Greencastle eighth grade girls' basketball team lost a pair to North Clay Thursday. The A-team were edged 20-18, with the B-team losing 24-17. The A-team was lead by Shelby Earl and Alex Basil, with Corrie Trigg leading the B-team. GMS will be back in action Tuesday against Cloverdale in the Putnam County Tournament...
North Putnam swimmers fall to Warriors in the pool (03/12/10)
DANVILLE -- The North Putnam Middle School swim teams lost to Danville Wednesday. The girls' lost 140-30, with the boys' losing 121-64. Dane Gray once again posted numbers that took down a pair of school records in the meet. He won the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:51.24 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:08.42...
George Maynard Alward (03/12/10)
George Maynard Alward, 58, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 16, 1951 in Crawfordsville, the son of Maynard and Margaret McCurry Alward. George participated in the Special Olympics and enjoyed collecting semi truck memorabilia and listening to music...
Leland David Plessinger (03/12/10)
Leland David Plessinger, 80, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was born Aug. 7, 1929 to James O. and Verna A. Freeman Plessinger in Greencastle. Mr. Plessinger graduated from Greencastle High School in 1947, served in the armed forces from 1951 to 1953 and retired from Allison in 1981. ...
The Rev. Dr. James L. Ray (03/12/10)
The Rev. Dr. James L. Ray, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Franklin. He was a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community. Dr. Ray was born in Clarkston, Georgia and was a graduate of Emory University and its Candler School of Theology. ...
Judy Harris Simmons (03/12/10)
Judy Harris Simmons, 53, formerly of Brazil and currently living in Clinton, succumbed to a battle with cancer on March 11, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 3, 1956, in Indianapolis to Eugene and Maxine Johnson Kizzee. She attended Tech High School. ...
It's more than just drawing (03/12/10)
While scanning for substitute teacher jobs recently, I spotted a two-day stint as an art teacher. "No problem," I thought. "It'll be easy and fun." Famous last words, my friends. Famous last words. So I arrived at school shortly before my start time to find I had a first hour prep period. Luckily, I brought along a book for just such an occasion. The first hour was a breeze...
Soldier's family overwhelmed by outpouring (03/12/10)
To the editor: My name is Mason Cooper, and I am the uncle of the Marine Cpl. Gregory Stultz, the serviceman from Brazil who was killed in action while serving Afghanistan on Feb. 19, 2010. I was asked by several members of Greg's family to write this letter of appreciation to the local newspapers and media regarding their coverage of this event and the outpouring of support we have all received from the community...
'Open carry' a bad idea (03/12/10)
To the editor: As a native son of Greencastle and Vietnam veteran, I wanted to bring this issue to light. The "open carry" of a pistol in the state of Indiana is being considered by many. The current laws certainly need to be followed. Should we consider going back to the days of the .44 revolver straped to the hip with a holster tied to the leg? Perhaps the person who would openly carry such a weapon should realize that the bullet that is shot from the pistol will travel approximately 300+ feet before finding its final resting place. ...
Efforts of Sheriff's Dept. appreciated (03/12/10)
To the editor: A few weeks back during one of our "snow events," my daughter was released from Hendricks Hospital in Danville to go home to Greencastle, but she couldn't get any farther than my home here at Heritage Lake. She was cut off from her medicine and oxygen tanks, and I couldn't get my car out of the garage because of the snow. I had a real medical emergency on my hands...
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